• Subject: Re: CPYTOIMPF/CPYTOSTMF
  • From: Glenn Gundermann <ggundermann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 11:56:43 -0500
  • Organization: Ronald A. Chisholm Limited

Simon,

I'm not specifically picking on you Simon but it's the attitude from a lot of 
vendors that irritates me.

Myself and a lot of people think the same way as Evan.  We are inundated by the 
sales pitches on this forum to
the extreme when we are asking for friendly "free" advice.  It's a shame that 
Evan had to specifically say he
didn't want a commercial product when in fact this should be the default.

If only the moderator of this forum would start being more strict in this area.

Glenn Gundermann
Ronald A. Chisholm Limited
Toronto

Simon Coulter wrote:

> Mello Evan,
>
> This has been bothering me for a few days now.  I think the solutions 
>involving the two step process are your
> only option without writing your own program to directly create the CSV file 
>in the IFS.  You could do that
> with the system APIs.  I don't have a /400 avaiable to play with the 
>CPYFRMIMPF and CPYTOSTMF commands.
>
> However what's really been niggling at me is this:  (I am not specifically 
>picking on you but this attitude
> irritates me.)
>
> You wrote:
> >I have been trying to produce a comma delimited .txt file for a PC from a
> >physical file for a few days now, and the correct use of the CPYTIMPF
> >command escapes me.
>
> ----------- Stuff deleted ----------------------------------------------
>
> >I am NOT INTERESTED in a commercial product at this stage, as the volume
> >doesn't warrant it at present.
>
> Yet you're quite happy to spend a few days on the problem?  Buy something and 
>save your company some money!
> These sorts of utilities are generally not expensive.
>
> Regards,
> Simon Coulter.

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